Chena Hot Springs in Fairbanks, Alaska offer a unique experience unlike any other. With the worlds largest ice museum, this wedding and vacation destination makes it the perfect place for a great natural springs soak before heading off to enjoy all the activities Fairbanks has to offer. The other alternative is to get all your fun done during the day and head off to the springs at night to relax under the Northern Lights. Either way Chena Hot Springs is one of our favorite travel destinations.
History of Chena Hot Springs
This natural hot springs was discovered a little over a hundred years ago and was used by gold miners to unwind and heal their muscles after a long days work. It never lost it’s popularity and continues to be a place to visit for people all around the world.
The Hot Spring Pools
For overnight guests you have access to all facilities including the indoor springs pool which could be considered a warm springs at 90 degrees Fahrenheit and outdoor natural hot springs lake (must be 18 or older) which hovers around 106 degrees.. For those looking to just take advantage of the springs during the day you can buy a day pass which also includes amenities such as a locker room and shower.
Be sure to read the rules of Chena Hot Springs below:
Activities at Chena Hot Springs Resort
In order to get the full experience in Fairbanks, you can choose three different packages that give you a full day of fun. Each package does include access to Chena hot springs as well as access to the Aurora Ice Museum Tour.
1. Geothermal Energy Tour to Chena
2. Snow Ride under the Northern Lights
3. Sled Dog Tour
Lodging around Chena Springs
We of course recommend staying at the Chena Hot Springs Resort if that is the reason for your visit. However, there are several hotels in the area that also offer all the amenities you need. For the adventurers, there are also 24 different areas where you can camp or park your RV.
– Follow AK-2 W to Chena Hot Springs Rd
Chena Hot Springs Details
Address: Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Road Fairbanks, Alaska, 99711
Season: All Year